Saturday, December 18, 2010

Fire, Yule and Love

"Why are you so enchanted by this world when a mine of gold lies within you?"

In keeping with the spirit of the season, I felt moved to write a brief post today - again, about love.
The increasing commercialism that has driven the winter holidays in my lifetime depresses my spirit and my heart. 
I no longer send holiday cards and I have never put up a tree.
As a child, one of my visual memories was seeing sad and stripped Christmas trees dumped in the street for trash pick up.
It was equally painful to get used to the veritable fantasy of the glittering lights and decorations taken down and stored away at the very time when we humans NEED such uplifting light!
Winter and the waning light is difficult on body and spirit!
Let us keep the love and light in our hearts to shine outwardly on those who may need it most (ourselves?).
This is not to say "bah! humbug!", but rather a personal and heartfelt statement that I believe we should show love, compassion, joy, kindness, glad tidings and good will EVERY day of our lives.
Sadly, many people believe that a wrapped present (or a few) one day a year demonstrates good will toward man (woman) kind. 
I am making an urgent plea to each and every one (including myself) to show good will, kindness, love and compassion to ourselves and all beings on a daily basis.
"Better to light a single candle than curse the darkness."

In Light, Love, Beauty.....

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